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, and welcome to this week in northern california. joining us is lisa krueger, science reporter. and regional political reporter. and cory cook, political scientist. cory, let's start with you. you teach this stuff, you study this stuff. tell us, what are we seeing that is so new this year? >> i think the sheer amount of money we're talking about is new. you had in september alone both mitt romney and president obama raised the most money individually than the two candidates spent in 2004 combined. on the presidential level, we're talking about 2 or 3 billion spent for a local election, magnitudes increase over previous years. >> give us the roots. >> a lot comes from outside groups. our new campaign finance system encourages groups to spend money despite the campaigns. american crossroads is an organization started by car carl rove which allows them to runny tv commercials they want, but they also have a group gps, a non-profit dedicated to social welfare, which means they don't even have to disclose where the money comes from. half a billion right now is just from organizations. >> part of
for the control of the u.s. house? governor brown vetoes few of the more than 1,800 bills on his desk, as he presses for support of proposition 30 on the november ballot. and gas jumped as much as 20 cents overnight, with the spike expected to continue. plus, anti-domestic violence leader estra sola on making all violence an issue of global concern, coming up next. >>> good evening, i'm belva davis and welcome to "this week in northern california." on our news panel tonight, dan walters, political column nis for "the sacramento bee." in studio, we have tom vacar, computer editor for ktvu news and josh richman, regional political reporter for the bay asia news group. and joe garofoli, political reporter for "the san francisco chronicle." joe, you were in denver for the first presidential debate. must have been hard covering it, since there were so many people tweeting that night. tell us what's happened since then. how are the candidates -- >> things have really evolved over the last 40 ho8 hours. it was widely perceived that the president did not have a good night. didn't really realize the
a sheriff to run our jail system here has been a long-running soap opera for us. ross mirkarimi got a vote from his friends, he's back reinstated, so now what happens, barbara? >> well, conventional wisdom was by the time we were sitting here this evening, the sheriff, ross mirkarimi, would be out of a job. in fact something else entirely happened. after a nine-hour hearing at the board of supervisors, the vote was 7-4 to reinstate him. it would have taken nine votes to remove him from sheriff. and just for people who might have been hiding in a cave for the past year, he was -- he found himself in this pred predicament of being accused of misconduct because of a domestic violence incident that occurred on new year's eve in which he got into a fight with his wife and he grabbed her arm and bruised her arm. his wife, eliana lopez, went to a neighbor, recorded a videotape tearfully describing this domestic violence incident. the woman who recorded the video later went to the police and from that point it just snowballed. he was charged with several counts related to domestic violence, and ul
, that money is protected. it can't be taken by sacramento, it can't be used for other purposes. it has to go to schools. and then it gives films at the school level the ability to make decisions about how to use that money. so, not folks in sacramento, not administrators in districts but folks at the school level. and that's $10 billion a year that can be used to restore arts, music, p.e., extend the school year, all of the things that have been cut from our schools and school districts. >> but that's not really going to help with this year? >> no, actually, it would. some of the money will flow in this year. some of the money can be used to offset the cuts that would be projected in this year. and some of the money can be used to offset the cuts that would be projected in the higher education system. and the thing about that is, again, this is protected revenue. it's not throwing into prop 98. it's money that's outside of the money that's ordinarily set aside for the schools. so, right now, if we're 47, what this would do is bring us, which is sort of sad, to the average nationally, and it
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